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Some Colleges Now Using Coloring Books to Help Stressed Students

Some Colleges Now Using Coloring Books to Help Stressed Students

Who wants juice and cookies?

So it’s come to this. Students in college can now sit in safe spaces and color in their coloring books. Why do we even have institutions of higher learning? Just send everyone back to Kindergarten.

The College Fix reports:

Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students

In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress.

At American University on Monday, its counseling center provided coloring sheets in honor of Healthy Campus Week, noting on its Facebook page that adult coloring books “can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Conditions cited include obsessive-compulsive, eating, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as anger management and substance abuse issues.

“The time and focus that adult coloring takes helps the individual remove the focus from the negative issues and habits, and focus them in a safe and productive way,” the AU center stated.

Likewise, the University of Wyoming offers an “Art-Well” program, designed to “color your stress away,” its website states, adding “Coloring pages and colors are provided. We offer scheduled Art-Well times, but if you can’t make those, come to the Wellness Center Zen Den any time on your own.”

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These are being handed out in the student union today. Mizzou’s transformation into an adult daycare begins. pic.twitter.com/Vv0HAQK8En

— Kayla Schierbecker (@Schierbecker) March 9, 2016

Might want to change adult to elderly misfunctioning children Kayla.

I can hear a student now excitedly telling his parents, who shell out $50,000 a year, about how well he can “stay within the lines, most of the time.”

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